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Resit Unal

  • Resit Unal
  • Professor
  • Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
  • 241l Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4554
  • runal@odu.edu
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  • Dr. Unal is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. He has B.S. in Electrical Engineering and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri,Rolla in 1983 and 1987 respectively.
  • Education

    University of Missouri - Rolla, 1986
    Major: Engineering Management
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Missouri, 1983
    Major: Engineering Management
    Degree: M.S.
    METU, 1975
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Dr.Unal's research interests include Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Robust Design, Quality Engineering, Response Surface Methods, and Parametric Cost Estimating. He has published in the Engineering Management Journal, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, Quality Engineering, Journal of Cost Analysis and Management, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Journal of Parametrics and in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi
  • 2008: Fellow, American Society for Engineering Management
  • 1999: Best Paper, Merritt A. Williamson Award, American Society for Engineering Management
  • 1997: NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA
  • 1994: Best Article, Journal of Parametrics Award
  • 1990: Best Article, Journal of Parametrics
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Uncertainty Assessment in Conceptual Design Using Expert Judgment
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Vehicle Analysis Branch
    Date: February 1, 2008 - September 1, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Hester, P. T.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) – Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security)
    Date: September 1, 2007 - March 1, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bowling, S. R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.; Unal, R.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling & Analysis for SB Initiative
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation
    Date: June 1, 2007 - October 1, 2007
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Bowling, S. R.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security)
    Date: June 1, 2007 - September 1, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bowling, S. R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.; Unal, R.
    Assessing Cost Uncertainty for Launch Vehicle Operations Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, MDOB
    Date: January 1, 2005 - December 1, 2006
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Development of a Simulation Approach for Launch Vehicle Operations and Support Assessment
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, MDOB
    Date: September 1, 2003 - May 1, 2004
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Development of A Simulation Approach for Launch Vehicle Operations and Support Assessment
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: September, 2002 - May, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Unal, R.
    Uncertainty Analysis Using Expert Judgment
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, MDOB
    Date: May 1, 2002 - May 1, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Lauch Vehicle Operational Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, VAB
    Date: February 1, 2002 - December 1, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Design Risk Assessment Using Dual Response Surfaces
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, VAB
    Date: May 1, 2001 - March 1, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Development of Response Surface Models for Operational Reliability and Maintainability Characteristics
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
    Date: April 1, 2001 - February 1, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Graduate Student Researchers Program
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: January 1, 2001 - December 1, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Hampton, K.
    Development of Response Surface Models for Launch Vehicle Reliability and Maintainability Characteristics
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD
    Date: September 1, 1999 - October 1, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Development of Response Surface Models for Rapid Analysis & Multidisciplinary Optimization of Launch Vehicle Design Concepts
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD
    Date: February 1, 1999 - December 1, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Response Surface Reliability & Maintainability Modeling Study
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD
    Date: March 1, 1999 - May 1, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Market Planning for a Direct Marketing Company
    Sponsoring Organization: Comtrad Industries, Midlothian Virginia
    Date: March 1, 1998 - December 1, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Bao, H. P.
    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Launch Vehicles
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD
    Date: January 1, 1998 - November 1, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Launch Vehicles
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD
    Date: January 1, 1997 - December 1, 1997
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD
    Date: January 1, 1996 - December 1, 1996
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Graduate Student Researchers Program
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: September 1, 1995 - 1995
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Wilson, N.
    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD
    Date: May 1, 1995 - December 1, 1995
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD
    Date: January 1, 1995 - December 1, 1995
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Graduate Student Researchers Program
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: September 1, 1994 - 1994
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Wilson, N.
    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Space Systems and Concepts
    Date: January 1, 1994 - December 1, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Space Systems Division
    Date: January 1, 1993 - December 1, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    NASA Launch System Study
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Space Systems Division
    Date: March 1, 1993 - August 1, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.; L.D., R.
    Design Code for Lightweight Power Plant Structures
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Innovative Technology, VA Power and The Jonathan
    Date: July 1, 1992 - July 1, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Hou, G. J.; Razzaq, Z.; Nguyen, D. T.
    Center for Commercial Space Infrastructure
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Innovative Technology
    Date: March 1, 1992 - March 1, 1993
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Reed, B.; Ash, R. L.; ,
    Engineering Design Optimization for Space Transportation Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: January 1, 1992 - December 1, 1992
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Software Quality Assurance
    Sponsoring Organization: Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station
    Date: September 1, 1992 - October 1, 1992
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Reed, B.; Bao, H. P.
    Spacecraft Design Optimization Using Taguchi Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: September 1, 1991 - December 1, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Logistics Quality Assurance
    Sponsoring Organization: Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station
    Date: September 1, 1991 - October 1, 1991
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Reed, B.
    Development of Algorithms for System Engineering and
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: March 1, 1991 - June 1, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Development of Computational Algorithms for Life Cycle Cost
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: September 1, 1990 - December 1, 1990
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    Development of Computational Algorithms for Life Cycle Cost
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: September 1, 1989 - May 1, 1990
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.
    A T. C. Bolt Market Study: U.S. Manufacturing Possibilities
    Sponsoring Organization: T.C. Bolt Corporation
    Date: January 1, 1987 - May 1, 1987
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Unal, R.; ,